In a report yesterday, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) affirmed its keenness to facilitate recruitment procedures for expatriate workers in accordance with a unified mechanism that is transparent and responsible. The ministry said that it will ensure the facilitation and speed of procedures and the protection of the rights of applicants.
And just this morning, the MOI has once again gathered members of the press and high-ranking officials to announce the first phase of the Qatar VISA Centers (QVC) project which aims to provide a new and far-quicker service for employers and employees to complete the usually long and arduous VISA processing procedures.
This new step facilitates the VISA procedures of expatriates, while they are still in their home country, through Qatar service centers, which will be operating in the expatriate’s country QVC operates through an integrated electronic system to complete the procedures of medical checkups, enrollment of fingerprint and biometrics.
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shaer, Director of the Department of Medical Medicine, said that conducting medical examinations outside the country will reduce the incidence of infectious epidemiological cases, and the process will be continuously monitored to ensure the quality of tests, in order to preserve the health security of the State of Qatar.
Furthermore, the expatriate will be able to review and sign their employment contracts while they are still in their home country.
Abdullah Khalifa Al Mohannadi, Director of Visa Support Service, said that 20 QVCs in total will be opened in 8 countries in the first phase and the include Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia. New countries and additional services will be expanded in the future. The first QVC branch will operate in Colombo, Sri Lanka on October 12.
The press conference was organized by the Visa Support Service at the Directorate General of Passports in coordination with the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Public Health, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
To know more about the Qatar VISA Center, check out their website and social media links below!
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